Sep 122012

According to foreign media reports, the most anticipated thing for Apple investors is iPhone 5 release this week, but do not forget, the latest version of the operating system software iOS6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod will soon appear.

The new operating system will certainly be installed in the iPhone 5, and the fastest 2 days later the existing equipment can be upgraded. In fact, we all know a lot of information about iOS6, because the company has revealed. On the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company announced some new features and improvements of the new version mobile operating system, .

In the conference, Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall introduced some important new features of the iOS software, under is reviewing his presentation.

Siri will have major improvements

The voice recognition software will be able to answer sports questions. Siri will also include Yelp and OpenTable in the results to find restaurants and reserve a seat. Siri will also integrate Rotten Tomatoes, and answer questions related to the movie reviews. Users can also ask questions about movie showtimes and trailer.

Siri can also start the applications, so that the user can access Tweet through voice.

Free watching function is a new feature which is designed to make it safer when driving. The company said it is working with car manufacturers to install a bootable Siri program button on the steering wheel on the conference. At that time, Apple said, within one year a number of car manufacturers will introduce this feature.

Siri will also add more languages, including English, French and Spanish version, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese version will also be launched in the future.

iOS6 will also be integrated with Facebook. Publishing content from most applications will be easier. The operating system will remember the login data, preferably to inform the center to integrate.

Sep 112012

According to media reports, Apple’s upstream suppliers began large quantities shipments of the new iMac AIO and MacBook Pros laptops this month.

The report said that the sources was from the suppliers, the new MacBook Pros laptop has 13.3 inches retina display, and it’s specifically targeting at students returning to school in September and October and holiday sales season at the end of this year.

In addition, Apple originally planned to launch three new iMacs, but due to capacity constraints, now only the entry-level and mid-level are shipped, and the mass production of high-end has been postponed indefinitely.

Apple iMac global shipments are 101 million in the second quarter of this year, accounting for 2.8% of the total global desktop PC shipments. With 2.23 million shipments worldwide in the first half of this year, Apple has become the world’s fifth-largest desktop PC suppliers. But in the AIO PC area, Apple is still the world’s largest suppliers.

Sep 112012

According to sources, Apple has informed retail staff that they can provide a discount of $49 to users buying the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, which is flat price with other sales channels discounts price. This means that Apple has the previous iPhone price cut $49.

The sources said that these channels include Best Buy, Target and Sprint Nextel retail. They said, Apple did not inform employees why offer discounts to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S buyers, and also did not give a suggested retail price after the discount. The U.S. tech blog MacRumors firstly reported the news.

Usually, Apple does not provide a discount in order to match the price of other retail channels, in addition to offering discounts to the education sector and businesses group purchasing, if there is no new products released, Apple rarely slashed prices on older products. The back-to-school season promotion Apple launched annually is an exception, in the meantime, as long as the students purchase a Mac computer and iPod music player, they can get a discount up to $199.

Currently, the outside generally believes that Apple is about to release a new generation of iPhone which will be equipped with a thinner and longer screen, and will also support a series of other new features.

Sep 072012

According to South Korea “Central Daily”, Apple will launch its new model iPhone 5 on September 12, but Apple replaced most of the part devices produced by Samsung in this phone.

Apple will use memory chips or display produced by Samsung Electronics Company in the new iPhone, SK Hynix, Elpida Memory and Toshiba were chosen to provide memory chips for Apple new iPhone, LG and Japan display companies were selected to supply LCD.

But the industry thinks Apple is difficult to completely cut off transactions with Samsung. At the beginning of this year, Apple had tried to change the “New iPad” panel supplier to Sharp and LG Display, but it suffers due to the quality of the two companies products. British IT specialist fund manager Van·luogaupp thinks that, as the quality of parts directly impacts on product quality, it’s expected Apple is difficult to completely sever trading cooperation with Samsung.

Previously, in the iPhone product, parts accounting for 40% of product total price are provided by Samsung. The semiconductor parts scale Apple bought from Samsung Electronics in 2011 was approximately 10 trillion won, equivalent to 6% of Samsung Electronics sales.

Sep 062012

According to media reports, the South Korean antitrust agency the Fair Trade Commission announced on Thursday that the committee is working on the investigation which Apple sued Samsung Electronics has abused its dominant position in wireless technology field.

Currently, Samsung Electronics and Apple are processing patent infringement litigation in 10 countries, because the two companies are fighting for the flourishing smart phone market share. In August this year, a jury in San Jose, California federal court ruled that Samsung Electronics copied the key features of Apple’s iPhone, and ruled that Samsung Electronics need to pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. The jury also ruled that Apple did not infringe Samsung Electronics patent.

The Fair Trade Commission is currently investigating whether Samsung Electronics abused its rule on the wireless technology patents and unfairly compete in the market. The Fair Trade Commission officials said at the beginning of this year, Apple submitted the complaint.

Samsung Electronics committed in 1998 that they will be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory to have it’s own 3G patents licensed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Samsung Electronics has repeatedly said that the company has been assumed office its commitment to reasonably authorize its patents related to telecommunications standards.

Sep 042012

According to media reports, Apple will hold the conference on the 12th of this month, the outside have speculated that Apple will release the next generation iPhone. Vietnamese website Tinhte released a video this week which showed the original headset design of the next generation iPhone will change.

It is reported that the currently Apple’s original headset with remote control and microphone was launched in 2008, but the design of the headset itself can be traced back to 2006. However, with the release of Apple’s next generation iPhone, the design of the headset may change greatly.

It’s said that the headset is designed by Apple’s California team and manufactured by Vietnam Foxconn factory. It’s clearly marked on the headphone line: “Designed by Apple in California Assembled in Vietnam”. The funnel-shaped design of this mold is very innovative, and the headset speaker is almost invisible. The headset seems to use Apple’s one molding process, but when look carefully you can still see the seams.

Compared to Apple’s current headset, the new version’s design has indeed been a major breakthrough. The new designed headphones blend the design of Apple’s current two headphones, earplugs change from round to teardrop-shaped.

Tinhte reported that compared to Apple’s current headphones, the new designed headset sound quality has been greatly improved, the “powerful” bass effect will definitely satisfy the users, but the only pity is that the new headphone output volume is smaller than the current Apple headphones.

It is worth noting that on the headphone line there is no remote control, while the previous line control is essential for iPhone headset. This design also makes other headset manufacturers easier to imitate, but the quality will be one of the advantages of the Apple headphones. The authenticity of the message will be verified two weeks later.

Sep 042012

According to media reports, Apple’s OS X operating system on network usage has exceeded Microsoft Windows Vista system, and the Windows 7 system also exceeded Windows XP for the first time to become the world’s highest share operating system.

According to the latest desktop operating system share data that Net Applications released, the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system’s tracking network usage amount fell to 6.15% in August, while Apple’s latest released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion system network usage share rose to a 1.34 %.

Apple’s most popular Mac operating system is still OS X 10.7 Lion system, its network usage share is 2.29%. Plus Snow Leopard (network usage share of 2.23%) and Leopard (network usage share of 0.65%), the sum of the network usage share of the OS X operating system is 6.51%, which is more than the share of the Windows Vista system.

OS X 10.4 Tiger system, released in April 2005, is also in Net Applications list and its network usage share is 0.15%.

If the iPad and iPhone are also counted, Apple devices share will certainly be larger. Net Applications found that iPad accounted for 3.37% network traffic, and the iPhone network traffic share is 2.42%.

In other mobile platforms, Google Android 2.3 system’s share is 1.02%, 0.48% for the Android 4.0 system’s share, Android 2.2 system’s share is 0.21% and 0.18% share of the BlackBerry system, 0.16% share for Apple’s iPod. Kindle Fire share is the smallest, which is only 0.04%.

Microsoft Windows 7 system exceeds the XP system for the first time to become the highest share operating system, its market share is 38.54%, the XO system market share is 38.46%. The Windows 8 system also enters the Net Applications’s statistical chart, it is now in the testing phase and the market share is 0.21%.

Aug 312012

August 31 message, according to informed sources, Google CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook has been on secret negotiations about the wide range of intellectual property issues, including the mobile patent dispute.

Google and Apple CEOs had a telephone conversation last week. The negotiations between the low-level executives of the two companies are also underway.

According to informed sources disclosed on Thursday, it is expected that Page and Cook will negotiate again in the coming weeks. The original meeting held on Friday has been postponed. The reasons for the delay are unknown.

Last Friday, a jury decided Samsung would compensate Apple’s loss of $1.05 billion and may prohibit the sale of Samsung’s certain products. It is widely believed that the lawsuit is a “proxy struggle” between Apple and Google.

One possible condition being considered is truce, to eliminate disputes for the basic features and functions in Google Android mobile software. However, it is unclear whether Page and Cook is discussing settlement agreement about the various disputes between the two companies, or focusing of the discussion on the limited issues.

Page and Cook talks last week failed to reach any formal agreement. However, they agreed to continue negotiations. Apple and Google do not want to comment on any negotiations.

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Aug 302012

Industry analysts confirmed that the new generation of iPhone (hereafter called the “iPhone 5″) does not support NFC (near field communication technology) function.

Earlier this week, there were rumors that Apple plans to add NFC chips for the iPhone 5, which means that the iPhone 5 will become a mobile payment device.

This message was originally from the Japanese blog, Macotakara, because they found a four-square component on the panel of the iPhone 5 spy photo, and guessed it is an NFC chip.

But hardware review site AnandTech subsequently published articles, after technical analysis, they got the conclusion that the square formation is not the NFC chip. The conclusion gets support of other people in the industry at the same time.

Therefore, this time the report that the iPhone 5 will support NFC coverage is still just a rumor. In fact, this is not surprising, since the beginning of this year this has been the third time with similar rumors.

Variety of Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus are equipped with a NFC chip for the exchange of information between devices, or for the secure mobile payment with the applications such as Google Wallet.

Aug 292012

The Butterfly Effect of Apple won in the patent case is constantly appearing. Apple is formally applying for banning Samsung Electronics’s Galaxy and Droid series smartphones eight electronic products in the U.S. market. The ban sale order hearing will be held on September 20. Market analysts believe that this gives a wake-up call to other mobile phone manufacturers – patent litigation will expand Apple’s dominance in the mobile space.

The U.S. court ruled last week that Samsung products infringed on Apple’s patents, and Samsung need to pay a total of $1.05 billion compensation to Apple. Since then, Apple handed in the banning sales application to the northward California district court. However, the lock-up application has not involved in the Samsung flagship product Galaxy S III.

Apple gained decisive victory in patent litigation battle with Samsung, which may force some mobile phone operators, and even Google reassess their product plans and corporate strategy. The market worried that the mobile phone manufacturers including ZTE, Lenovo and HTC Android platform vendors, may also be liquidated by Apple. ZTE Senior Vice President Zhang Renjun said yesterday that the lawsuits between Apple and Samsung is just about the phone shape, it does not involve the operating system, ZTE has continued to enhance the number of patents, and they do not worry to be Apple’s target. Previously, ZTE is affected by the news, the stock hit a new low since its listing in 1997, yesterday it continued decline.

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